Frequently Asked Questions About Invokana
Millions of Americans suffer from Type 2 Diabetes and require medication to keep them healthy. One of those medications is Invokana. This drug has proven serious and disfiguring side effects. When you need a West Virginia Invokana lawyer, you can count on the team at West Law Firm to help. We will thoroughly investigate your case as we work towards securing the compensation you deserve.
Why Do People Take Invokana?
People with Type 2 Diabetes often rely on what are called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. One of those the SGLT2 inhibitors is called canagliflozin, sold under the brand name Invokana. There are also other brand names associated with SGLT2 inhibitors, including Farxiga and Jardiance.
Have There Been Any Warnings About Using Invokana?
Yes, there have been warnings about Invokana. In 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the public about an increased risk of Fournier’s gangrene for those who take SGLT2 inhibitors. In 2019, the FDA required that Invokana carry a “black box” label to draw consumers’ attention to serious or life-threatening risks associated with the drug. This is the most serious warning that the FDA requires.
What Can Happen To A Person Who Takes Invokana?
There are risks and side effects for any prescription medication. However, Invokana’s risks are severe. There is an elevated risk of patients contracting Fournier’s gangrene. This can result in damage and disfigurement to a person’s genital area, particularly the perineum.
The FDA has also warned that the use of this medication significantly increases the risk leg and foot amputations.
Other side effects of Invokana include:
- Urinary tract infections
- Urinating more often than normal
- Yeast infections for men and women
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
- Kidney damage
- Severe allergic reactions
- Bone fractures
What Should You Do If You Experience Complications?
If you experience complications when using Invokana, seek medical assistance immediately. Not all side effects are serious or life-threatening, but you should never take any chances. The FDA asks that any patient who uses Invokana who experiences new pain or tenderness, sores, or infections to go to the doctor immediately.
How Can An Attorney Help With My Case?
Cases against major drug companies can become incredibly complex. They have well-funded legal teams ready to challenge any lawsuit against them. By securing a West Law Firm Invokana attorney in West Virginia, you will be gaining a strong advocate.
Your attorney will work to:
- Gather your medical and prescription records
- Investigate Invokana and its history
- Arrange expert medical witnesses to review your records and testify on your behalf
- Calculate all of your economic and non-economic losses due to Invokana usage
What Kind Of Compensation Can I Expect For My Case?
These cases can become complicated, and the number one thing you need to know is what compensation is available. The West Law Firm is ready to get to work on securing the following:
- Coverage of your current and future medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against the company or manufacturer
Get Experienced Legal Counsel
You will not see a bill from us unless we are successful with your case. When you need a West Virginia Invokana attorney, please contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 1 (877) 943-9378.